We are the generation of connecting, the generation of giving all of ourselves to the internet.
One of those ways we connect is through social media, such as Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. With the increase of social media and the amount of things people are able to do on these platforms, there are a lot of people who incorporate it into their whole being. They post to show the world who they are and what they do. It’s as though they are not a person unless they post everything that happens in their life. It could also mean that there is no meaning to their life if they are not many people try to create a new self through social media. With apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram people try to create a facade of themselves. They do things they wouldn’t do in the real world, a new personality is formed to look like someone different. You then lose your trust of people on the internet; but for a person who’s lost, social media can be an outlet to let everything go anonymously.
This is both a plus side and a downside to the rise of social media. There are people who are able to say whatever they want to the world without feeling too criticized. Some people use this anonymous power to attack other people. For the people who use it as a form of expression, it allows them to have the security of showing their interests without the feeling that they will be persecuted, Connected in some way to the apps on their phone.
It is, in a way (though many may argue Social media is also speaking to an innate human fear. That we’ll be forgotten by others and that our own memories will begin to fade, changing the person that we are.